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  • Padilla, in 'pit of despair,' sentenced to 21 years

    Padilla, in 'pit of despair,' sentenced to 21 years
    Telling a judge that the U.S. government tortured her son in his own country to try to implicate him in a crime he was never charged with committing, the mother of convicted terrorism supporter Jose Padilla said the inhumane treatment damaged him forever....
  • Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail

    Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 180 days in county jail and 1,000 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud. “Richard Alarcon is...
  • Ex-prisoner settles claims over assault by Northampton County Prison guard

    An Allentown man who claims he was beaten by a Northampton County corrections officer in retribution for smuggling a cellphone into prison has settled a federal lawsuit against the county and the guard. Frank Buccini will receive a total of $72,500...
  • Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case

    Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case
    Jose Padilla, the Broward County man convicted of terrorism conspiracy and support charges, was re-sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison -- nearly four more years than his original punishment. Prosecutors had recommended a prison term of 30 years...
  • Gut-wrenching photo evidence from Brown vs. Plata in 'Prison Obscura'

    Gut-wrenching photo evidence from Brown vs. Plata in 'Prison Obscura'
    The United States is a world leader in a lot of areas. Perhaps most disconcerting is our dominance in the area of incarceration. More than 2 million people currently reside in America's prisons and jails, a figure that has more than quadrupled since 1980,...
  • Norway to rent Dutch prisons to cut convict queue

    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to rent prison space in the Netherlands as the queue of convicts awaiting cells is growing and renovation work at Norwegian jails is expected to cut capacity, the justice ministry said on Monday. "At the moment, the queue...
  • On day of parole, contraband pot snarls inmate's exit

    It was the day Northampton County Prison inmate James E. Toy was finally going to be released, and he was gathering up his things. Freedom may have been calling, that didn't mean that Toy was going to leave behind his marijuana. It was a "de minimus"...
  • Cop killer prompts reflection on rehabilitation

     Cop killer prompts reflection on rehabilitation
    Dean Chavez was 20 years old on the alcohol-soaked night when he and four buddies killed an off-duty neighborhood cop in Hegewisch, a collection of trim, brick homes on Chicago's southeastern fringe. Chavez served 10 years of a nearly three-decade...
  • Video shows officers arresting Allentown police chief's son with guns drawn

    Video shows officers arresting Allentown police chief's son with guns drawn
    The final confrontation between Allentown police Chief Joel Fitzgerald's son Christopher and the police officers who arrested him ended peacefully with the young man lying prone on the pavement in a Whitehall Township parking lot surrounded by officers....
  • The McDonnells' legal battles are far from over

    RICHMOND — Bob and Maureen McDonnell's legal battle is far from over. The process that will determine their fate, and set legal precedents for other politicians, may still take years. It could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. But...
  • West Easton Treatment Center's new garden nourishing rehabilitation

    West Easton Treatment Center's new garden nourishing rehabilitation
    The fenced-in garden next to the West Easton Treatment Center looks like any other large, late-summer plot: full of tomatoes, shiny-skinned peppers, fat zucchini lying in repose beneath the shade of their own broad leaves. But to hungry people in the...